The latest climbing, hill walking, coronavirus update: 3 August

Posted by Peter Burnside on 06/08/2020
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The latest climbing, hill walking and coronavirus update provided by Mountain Training.

The situation on Monday 3 August

In relation to hill walking, climbing and mountaineering there are now some areas where the guidance in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland is very similar:
 
Travel
No national restrictions – avoid public transport if possible. If you do have to use public transport, check with your transport operator for the latest travel advice on your route.
 
Camping
Yes – check for campsite closures before you travel. Whether you’re camping on a campsite or in the hills, follow the Countryside Code/Scottish Outdoor Access Code (links below) and Leave No Trace principles.
 
National Parks: open
Check the relevant National Park website for any restrictions and visitor advice.
 
Toilets and car parking
Some remain closed, check before you travel.
 

Some differences remain in the following areas:

 
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Anonymous User
11/08/2020
The ramblers have said group walking with up to 30 people but the BMC guidance is more ambiguous citing work education, voluntary for groups of 30. Sport England told our walking group to follow the ramblers guidance, the BMC needs to be clearer for clubs as to the numbers , rules , risk assessments and activities allowed.
Anonymous User
14/08/2020
Government guidance is the only guidance I go by.

I have done a lot of searching on https://www.gov.uk/ and I cannot find anything that allows up to 30 people from multiple households to walk together In England. In Wales and Northern Ireland it's allowed and this is clear on their Government websites.

The guidance for England is still: up to 6 from up to 6 different households or up to 30 from a maximum of 2 households.
Anonymous User
10/09/2020
This page is outdated and needs updating with the current regulations as of the 08/09/2020. Please look at Scottish Mountaineering and the clarity of the advice they are giving for group mountaineering in Scotland.

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